Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program was created to:

  • provide support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice;
  • support the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto

We define a newcomer as:

  • an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years
  • a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada

The program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional* artists to be mentored (guided) in their chosen arts discipline. The mentorship application is submitted by the newcomer artist with the mentor as the co-applicant. Both the applicant and the mentor must identify as professional* artists.

For additional details regarding eligibility, value of grant and application process, please visit this link: